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    • New Talents Open Call
      Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) began in The Netherlands in 2008 with the idea to offer Dutch and international audiences a unique glimpse into the cinema of their neighbors from Eastern and Southern Europe. This annual event presents the most recent, exciting, and thought‐provoking films, from countries with small, but often powerful film industries, that… Read more: New Talents Open Call
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      In Work in Progress, emerging filmmakers and artists will present their works in development to the audience and engage in discussions with Dutch experts.
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      Every year, ENFF brings special musical guests who bring beauty to the program and further represent the rich cultures of their countries to a Dutch audience.
    • Film Marathon
      Join us for the Film Marathon, a new concept in which we merge two components, Short Films, Big Stories, and New Talents Competition into a whole-day screening of short films!

Hold Me Right

A brave, deeply personal documentary on the aftermath of sexual assault and finding a way forward. 

Hold Me Right exposes the culture of sexual violence, a crime that even today is often not spoken of. Through intimate first-hand testimonies and vérité sequences, it take us into the arc of a survivor’s journey. 

In her first documentary, Serbian filmmaker and award-winning actress Danijela Stajnfeld finds power in empathy as she struggles with her own experience of surviving an assault by her fellow colleague. After losing the ability to speak up safely, she finds the courage to share her own story through the process of meeting and interviewing survivors like herself. In the era of the #MeToo movement, anger and fear prevent necessary dialogues that address both sides of abuse. The film takes us into the lives of both victims and perpetrators for the very first time. It gives a closer look at the profound damage of silence, providing a path to healing and empowerment. 

Serbia, United States | 2020 | 75 min

DIRECTOR: Danijela Stajnfeld

PRODUCTION: Danijela Stajnfeld, Mike Lerner – Roast Beef Productions

SCREENPLAY: Danijela Stajnfeld


EDITING: Kelsey Lynne Payne, Danijela Stajnfeld

MUSIC: Christian Ruggiero, Jason Binnick

Thursday 21.4. / 21:30h / Zaal 2 & Friday 22.4. / 17:30h / Zaal 3


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